VRKŚĀSANA (The Tree Posture)

Vrkśa means tree. The final position of this āsana resembles the shape

of a tree, hence the name.

 

Technique

Stand with feet 2 inches apart.
Focus on a point in front.
Exhale, bend the right leg and place the foot on the inside of the left thigh.
The heel should be touching the perineum.
Inhale and extend the arms up and join the palms.
Stay in the position for 10 to 30 seconds and breathe normally.
Exhale and bring the arms and right foot down.

Relax and repeat the asanaby bending the left leg.

Benefits
Improves neuro-muscular coordination, balance, endurance
and alertness.

It tones up the leg muscles and rejuvenates the ligaments also.

A word of caution
Please avoid this practice in case of arthritis, vertigo and
obesity.
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